W.B. Yeats



A Coat

A Cradle Song

A Dream of Death

A Drinking Song

A Faery Song

A Friend's Illness

A Memory of Youth

A Poet to his Beloved

A Prayer for my Son

A Song from „The Player Queen“

A Woman Homer sung

Adam's Curse

Against Unworthy Praise

All Souls' Night

All Things can tempt Me

Among School Children

An Appointment

Anashuya and Vijaya

Ancestral Houses

At Galway Races

At the Abbey Theatre


Beggar to Beggar cried

Brown Penny


Colonus' Praise

Cuchulan's Fight with the Sea


Down by the Salley Gardens




Fallen Majesty

Fergus and the Druid

First Love



From "Oedipus at Colonus"


He bids his Beloved be at Peace

He gives his Beloved certain Rhymes

He hears the Cry of the Sedge

He mourns for the Change that has come upon Him and his Beloved, and longs for the End of the World

He remembers forgotten Beauty

He reproves the Curlew

He tells af a Valley full of Lovers

He tells of the Perfect Beauty

He thinks of his Past Greatness when a Part of the Constellations of Heaven

He thinks of Those who have spoken Evil of his Beloved

He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

He wishes his Beloved were Dead

His Dream

His Memories

His Wildness

Human Dignity


I see Phantoms of Hatred and of the Heart's Fullness and of the Coming Emptiness

In the Seven Woods

Into the Twilight


King and no King


Leda and the Swan


Maid Quiet

My Descendants

My House

My Table


Never give all the Heart

Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen

No Second Troy


O do not Love Too Long

Old Memory

On a Picture of a Black Centaur by Edmund Dulac

On hearing that the Students of our New University have joined the Agitation against Immoral Literature

On Those that hated „The Playboy of the Western World,“ 1907

Owen Aherne and his Dancers


Pardon, old fathers, if you still remain





Red Hanrahan's Song about Ireland

Running to Paradise


Sailing to Byzantium

September 1913

Summer and Spring


That the Night come

The Arrow

The Ballad of Father Gilligan

The Ballad of Father O'Hart

The Ballad of Moll Magee

The Ballad of the Foxhunter

The Blessed

The Cap and Bells

The Cloak, The Boat and The Shoes

The Cold Heaven

The Coming of Wisdom with Time

The Countess Cathleen in Paradise

The Death of the Hare

The Dedication to a Book of Stories selected from the Irish Novelists

The Dolls

The Empty Cup

The Everlasting Voices

The Falling of the Leaves

The Fascination of What's Difficult

The Fiddler of Dooney

The Fish

The Folly of being Comforted

The Fool by the Roadside

The Friends of his Youth

The Grey Rock

The Happy Townland

The Heart of the Woman

The Host of the Air

The Hosting of the Sidhe

The Hour before Dawn

The Indian to his Love

The Indian upon God

The Lake Isle of Innisfree

The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner

The Lover asks Forgiveness because of his Many Moods

The Lover mourns for the Loss of Love

The Lover pleads with his Friend for Old Friends

The Lover speaks to the Hearers of his Songs in Coming Days

The Lover tells of the Rose in his Heart

The Madness of King Goll

The Magi

The Man who dreamed of Faeryland

The Mask

The Meditation of the Old Fisherman

The Mermaid

The Moods

The Mountain Tomb

The New Faces

The Old Men admiring Themselves in the Water

The Peacock

The Pity of Love

The Players ask for a Blessing on the Psalteries and on Themselves

The Poet pleads with the Elemental Powers

The Ragged Wood

The Realists

The Road at My Door

The Rose of Battle

The Rose of Peace

The Rose of the World

The Sad Shepherd

The Second Coming

The Secret Rose

The Secrets of the Old

The Song of the Happy Shepherd

The Song of the Old Mother

The Song of Wandering Aengus

The Sorrow of Love

The Stare's Nest by My Window

The Stolen Child

The Three Beggars

The Three Hermits

The Three Monuments

The Tower

The Travail of Passion

The Two Trees

The Unappeasable Host

The Valley of the Black Pig

The Wheel

The White Birds

The Witch

The Withering of the Boughs

These are the Clouds

To a Child dancing in the Wind

To a Friend whose Work has come to Nothing

To a Poet, who would have me Praise certain Bad Poets, Imitators of His and Mine

To a Shade

To a Wealthy Man who promised a second Subscription to the Dublin Municipal Gallery if it were proved the People wanted Pictures

To an Isle in the Water

To his Heart, bidding it have no Fear

To Ireland in the Coming Times

To Some I have Talked with by the Fire

To the Rose upon the Rood of Time

Two Songs from a Play

Two Years Later


Under Ben Bulben

Under the Moon

Upon a House shaken by the Land Agitation


When Helen lived

When You are Old

While I, that reed-throated whisperer

Who goes with Fergus?




Youth and Age